bitter pill to swallow
An unpleasant fact, disappointment, or humiliation that is difficult to endure. For example, Failing the bar exam was a bitter pill to swallow, but he plans to try again next year. [Late 1500s]
|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|
|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
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